Updated: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 11:45am.
Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide from Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15, 2020.
Celebrate the return of ice skating to Discovery Green with a virtual ice sculpture party; shop small from more than 50 Black small businesses; check out an iconic DJ take the decks for a virtual set from an equally-iconic Houston music landmark; open the Houston Cinema Arts Festival with a drive-in premiere from a Houston-based director and more this weekend.
In addition to these great events, check back in the coming days, as more are sure to get added. If you know of a virtual event, please email us at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.
Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, November 12 to Sunday, November 15, 2020.
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Things to Do All Weekend
- Jazz Funerals of New Orleans Exhibit: Opening Weekend at National Museum of Funeral History | Daily – Join the second line as you explore NOLA’s jazz funeral traditions of New Orleans when the NMFH debuts its latest exhibit, Jazz Funerals of New Orleans, on Thursday morning. It joins the museum’s 15 other permanent exhibits. $10; $9 for seniors; $7 for ages 6 to 11; free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
- Comic Gary Owen at Houston Improv | Daily – Crack up to the side-splitting comedy of Gary Owen—proclaimed by Ebony magazine as Black America’s “Favorite White Comedian”—hits the Houston Improv stage for six socially distant standup shows. $80 for two people; $160 for four people; $240 for six people. Preferred tables are $200 for four people; $300 for six people. Showtimes vary.
- Sister Act at The Hobby Center | Thursday to Saturday – Sing your heart out while watching the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, about a witness to a murder who is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent. Season tickets for a partial subscription to three or more shows start at $99; full subscriptions to all six shows starts at $198. Showtimes vary.
- What Shapes Us at Archway Gallery | Friday to Sunday | FREE – Check out the latest exhibition from Archway Gallery, What Shapes Us, which showcases the engaging sculptures of Australian artist and fellow Houstonian Tracey Meyer, employing rag paper, wood, and ceramics to create sculptures that represent an imagined individual’s existence or story. Times vary.
- Houston Symphony presents Hilary Hahn Returns at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – Hear the stunning sounds of three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn when she returns to Houston to play Mozart’s soaring and graceful Violin Concerto No. 5 and more at Jones Hall. This event will also be held online on Saturday, November 14. Tickets range from $34 to $68; livestream tickets are $20. Showtimes vary.
- 2020 Houston Music & Arts Festival at Town Green Park in The Woodlands | Saturday and Sunday – Spend your weekend immersed in live music celebrating Houston culture, a juried visual art show, delicious cuisine, craft beers, a classic car show and more, at the family-friendly festival presented by Outlaw Nation. $8; free for ages 11 and under. 11am to 9pm both days.
- The Grand Market at Baybrook Mall in Friendswood | Saturday and Sunday | FREE – Shop small at the mall while browsing vendors at an in-person, indoor market of small businesses and artisans at Baybrook Mall. 11am to 7pm both days.
- Harvest Festival at City Orchard | Saturday and Sunday | No Cover – Sip on fresh cider or young cider while you munch on apple cider donuts at City Orchard’s Harvest Festival near Washington Ave. Noon to 8pm both days.
- Chantal Open Warehouse Sale | Daily | No Cover – Have your pick at online retailer Chantal’s striking kitchenware, with savings up to 75% on goodies for you and gifts for your friends and family. The annual, normally weekend-only, event has been extended for 2020, allowing more people to shop with social distance. The warehouse sale is open now through Sunday, November 22, 2020. Noon to 5pm.
- Fight to the Finish – 1945: The Final Year at Lone Star Flight Museum | Daily – Explore how Allied forces took to the air to bring an end to World War II and get a look at a collection of original war effort posters at this exhibition, open for summer and fall 2020. Times vary.
- 460+ More Things to Do in Houston’s Outskirts | Daily – Hop in the car and explore socially distanced attractions and destinations in communities nearby and beyond H-Town’s outskirts, with 60+ restaurants, dishes and dining experiences, 50+ historic sites, homes and history museums, 40+ mini-golf, disc golf and public golf courses, 20+ choices for breweries, wineries and distilleries; 60+ options for fishing spots and offshore guides, 70+ destinations for hiking, birding, and exploring the great outdoors; 50+ options for kid-friendly playgrounds, public parks and destinations; and 40+ beaches, lakeside distractions, and ways to get out on the water.
- More Things To Do at Home | Daily | Many FREE – If you’re still looking for things to do as you stay in, then tap into our wide-ranging lists of things you can do at home.
- Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources– Find face masks, more information about best practices, how you can help, and other details about response to COVID-19.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
- Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents Home School: Microworlds on Zoom – Shine a light on the world of microscopic organisms as you explore the fascinating world of science and nature from home during a virtual demonstration with Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Registration is $90 for non-members per three-week unit. There will be classes for ages 5 through 12. 1:30pm to 2:30pm.
- Stages presents Thursdays at The Gordy – Sip on cocktails, beer, or wine while enjoying a socially distanced happy hour featuring live musical entertainment courtesy of The Gordy, near Washington Ave. Tickets are $25 for a table. 5pm to 10pm.
- Brew Lights at Houston Zoo – Get into the holiday spirit while sipping on craft beer and more at a 21-and-up-only Zoo Lights experience featuring Saint Arnold brews, hard seltzer, spiked hot chocolate and more. Tickets are $49 and include two free drink tickets; $29 for a designated driver ticket. 5:30pm to 10:30pm.
- Discovery Green presents Virtual Frostival on Facebook Live | FREE – Celebrate the opening of The Ice at Discovery Green during a virtual event that features an ice carving demonstration by sculptor Reverend Butter, a behind-the-scenes look at how the ice is made and more, on DG’s Facebook page. 6:30pm.
- Thursday Jazz with Houston Ensemble at 8th Wonder Brewery | No Cover – Head to EaDo for an evening of live jazz under the stars while sipping on local brews from 8th Wonder Brewery. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Staehely Brothers and The Flyin’ A’s in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Catch a rocking set from members of the classic rock band, Spirit, when the Staehely Brothers host two diverse shows for one night only for one ticket price at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Upper Kirby. This concert will also be streamed on Facebook and YouTube live. Tickets are $120 for a table of four; $180 for a table for six. 7pm.
- HCAF 2020 Opening Night Drive In: Mogul Mowgli Movie Screening at Moonstruck Drive-In – Hop in the car and enjoy the Texas film premiere of Mogul Mowgli when the Houston Cinema Arts Festival and Houston-based director Bassam Tariq host a special opening night presentation of the film, which tells the story of a British-Pakastani rapper grappling with an autoimmune disease and his childhood in the UK. Tickets are $30 per vehicle. 7:30pm.
- Hot Club of Montrose at Brasil Houston | No Cover – Jam out to live jazz while enjoying food and drinks at a socially distanced set on the back patio of Brasil Houston. 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
- UBP After Dark at UB Preserv – Hungry night owls rejoice and head to UB Preserv for mouth-watering, late-night eats when, for a limited time, the kitchen offers a choice menu of craveable munchies and cocktail specials, including Korean fried ribs, “Thicc n’ Hearty” burgers, fries and more. 10pm to 1am.
Friday, November 13, 2020
- Fall Features at Pondicheri – Hit the patio at the Upper Kirby restaurant to try one of the many delicious fall additions to their Indian street food-inspired menu, including a spiced Vindaloo Ribs special available for lunch and dinner while supplies last. $40 for two. 9am to 10pm.
- HTX Market at Walking Stick Brewing Company | No Cover – Keep cool at an in-person, evening market featuring plenty of local vendors and artisans at Walking Stick Brewing Company near Shady Acres. No cash will be accepted, credit card only. 5pm to 9pm.
- Opening Night of The Ice at Discovery Green – Head Downtown to take part in the annual opening night of Discovery Green’s 7,716 square-foot outdoor ice rink, with an Instagram-worthy ice sculpture by sculptor Reverend Butter. Tickets are $15 with skate rental. 5pm to 11pm.
- Sips and Sounds at Hotel ZaZa Memorial City | No Cover – Sip on a selection of curated cocktails while enjoying live entertainment at the Tipping Point Restaurant and Terrace at Hotel ZaZa in Memorial City. There is no cover, but reservations are required. 6pm to 10pm.
- When Harry Met Sally Movie Screening at City Acre Brewing Co. | No Cover – Have what she’s having while watching a screening of the classic 1989 rom-com, When Harry Met Sally, starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, with movie-themed food and drinks on a huge socially distanced acre at City Acre Brewing Co. 6pm.
- Randall King in Concert at Goode Company Armadillo Palace – Enjoy a live set of country music tunes by singer-songwriter Randall King at Goode Company Armadillo Palace in Upper Kirby. To help maintain appropriate social distancing, tickets will be sold in groups of four or six to be seated at a table. Tickets are TBA. 6:30pm.
- Sisters Morales in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Listen to the Mexican-American roots-rock sound of Tucson’s Sisters Morales, when the duo hits the stage at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Upper Kirby. This event will also be held online via McGonigel’s Mucky Duck’s YouTube channel. Tickets are $140 for a table of four; $210 for a table of six. 7pm.
- Bridesmaids Movie Screening at Moonstruck Drive-In – Fall out of your car laughing it up at a drive-in movie screening of the smash-hit 2011 comedy, Bridesmaids, starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Melissa McCarthy, at Moonstruck Drive-In in the East End. Tickets are $30 per vehicle. 7pm.
- Tyler McCollum in Concert at The Rustic | No Cover – Spend your evening catching a live set of country tunes from Austin-based singer-songwriter Tyler McCollum when he’s joined by a full band at The Rustic in Downtown. 7pm.
- Miller Outdoor Theatre Virtual Series: Wyndsync presents Stories in Sound | FREE – Tune in for a virtual rendition of Sergei Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf when wind quintet WindSync perform music from the beloved story while acting as narrators and characters in this kid- and adult-friendly adaptation presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre. The event is free to watch, and will be available for viewing after the original broadcast begins. 7pm to 8pm.
- Toy Story 4 Movie Screening at Memorial City | FREE – Break out your lawn chairs or blanket for an evening with Buzz, Woody and all your favorite toys during an outdoor screening of Disney Pixar’s beloved 2019 flick, Toy Story 4, on The Square at Memorial City. 7pm to 9pm.
- Flash Gordon Parks DJ Set at Brasil Houston | No Cover – Hit the Montrose café mainstay for food, drinks and a lively evening set that ranges from blues and jazz to soul/funk and hip-hop from DJ Flash Gordon Parks on the back patio. 8pm to 10pm.
- CAMH presents Virtual: DJ Red “Chopped and Screwed” DJ Set from Screwed Up Records | FREE – Enjoy an special live-streamed DJ set from Screwed Up Click member DJ Red during a 2-hour set, broadcast live from the iconic Screwed Up Records on the south side of Houston. 9:30pm to 11:30pm.
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